Girish Suryanarayana is currently a Senior Research Scientist at Research and Technology Center, Siemens Technology and Services Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore, India. At Siemens, he is involved in providing architectural guidance to software development teams, pursuing research in topics related to software architecture and security, and conducting internal software design and architecture training. Girish is a member of the IEEE Software Advisory Board. He actively contributes to software engineering conferences. He was the General Chair for the IEEE Software Experts Summit 2014 conference which was held in Bangalore, India for the first time. In 2013, he was on the program committee for the Software Engineering In Practice (SEIP) track at the 35th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE). Girish received a PhD in Information and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine, in 2007. His research interests include software architecture, design patterns, design smells, refactoring, cloud computing, and security. He is an IEEE-certified Software Engineering Certified Instructor (SECI) and regularly conducts training for the IEEE SWEBOK Certificate Program (SCP) and IEEE Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA) programs. He has also helped contribute course material for the IEEE’s SWEBOK Certificate Program (SCP).
Ganesh Samarthyam is a co-founder of CodeOps Technologies – a software technology, services, and training company based in Bangalore. For the 6+ years, he worked for Siemens (Corporate Research and Technologies, Bangalore) in “Software Architecture and Development” team. Before Siemens, he worked in Hewlett-Packard’s C++ compiler team, Bangalore for 4.5 years. He also served as member of ANSI/ISO C++ standardization committee (JTC1/SC22/WG21) from 2005 to 2007 representing HP. He has Software Engineering Certified Instructor (SECI) and Professional Software Engineering Master (PSEM) certifications from IEEE. For more information, visit the CodeOps website or his LinkedIn page.
Tushar Sharma is currently a researcher at Athens University of Economics and Business. Earlier, he worked with Siemens Research and Technology Center, Bangalore, India for more than 7 years. The topics related to software design, refactoring, code and design quality, technical debt, change impact analysis and infrastructure as code (IaC) define his career interests. He has an MS (by research) degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M), Chennai, India, where he specialized in design patterns and refactoring. He co-authored the book “Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt” published by Morgan Kaufmann in November 2014. Additionally, he has also co-authored Oracle certification books for Java. He is an IEEE Senior Member.